100% Brett IPA by Old Abbey Ales

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Time for the third bomber from my Abbey excursion a while back, the IPA. It might be hard to top that Belgian Pale. That one was so good I had to go and get more. I also picked up a saison and an IPA that I can’t wait to bust open.

Again, I’ve touched on their labels before. This one is called 100% Brett IPA, which is reference to the yeast used in the brewing process. Brett Drei yeast gets top billing here, so I expect a different flavor scheme here. Otherwise I’ll be introducing Brett’s sack to the toe of my Nike’s next we meet (we’ve never met).

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He actually kicked two balls instead of the intended one.

So this one pours a mildly opaque, bright orange color, with about a half finger of pure white, fizzy head. The smell hits hard and weird. It legitimately smells like funky feet mingled with mangos and cantaloupe. A powerful, and oddly enticing aroma.

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Great. Now Google thinks I have a foot fetish. Could be worse I suppose.

The taste seems to leave the feet and delve directly in to the exotic citrus realm, with the palate consisting mainly of mangos and dark tart berries over a somewhat doughy foundation. Has a noticeable Pacific Northwest hop pine finish to it. Complex and imaginative, this is a fabulous brew.

The mouthfeel is fairly sharp with a medium body. Has a pretty consistent fizzy carbonation that fed the head right until the last drop. I thought that the Belgian Pale was the top choice from Old Abbey, but now I’m forced to reassess my own assessments…. Ass.

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MFW

4/5 Old Abbey Ales is fast becoming one of my favorite breweries. Their beers are imaginative, and very well crafted. If you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend making a trip to Abbotsford. Not to mention the girl working the till was gorgeous and had me severely tongue tied.

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